The Batman Trailer Reveals Epic New Footage of Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis & Much More

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Robert Pattinson as Batman, The Batman logo, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle

The Batman is set to give a fresh take on the Dark Knight mythos by showcasing Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne in his second year as the Caped Crusader.

The film is directed by Matt Reeves and will feature a stellar cast alongside Pattinson that includes the likes of Paul Dano, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, and Andy Serkis.

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but it was already revealed that the film will revolve around Batman's detective roots to investigate the different murders done by Dano's Riddler. 

While the pandemic slowed down a portion of The Batman's production, Reeves confirmed that filming had already wrapped. Thus, marketing for the DCEU entry should ramp up soon as its March 2022 release date inches closer.

Now, a preview of what's to come for The Dark Knight's next adventure has been revealed at DC FanDome 2021.

DC FanDome Reveals Epic New The Batman Trailer 

The Batman director Matt Reeves officially revealed an impressive new trailer for the upcoming DCEU project, showcasing fresh looks at Gotham's Caped Crusader and his villains. 

The full trailer can be seen below:


The New Batman Packs a Punch 

The Bat Signal

After a long wait, The Batman's second trailer has arrived, and many would agree that it clearly didn't disappoint.

From the intense hallway action scene, all the way to the thrilling chase, the latest set of footage offered a solid preview of the ruthless nature of Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader.

In addition, the trailer also showcased the intriguing dynamic between Bruce Wayne and Zoë Kravitz's Selina Kyle, hinting that a good chunk of that bond would likely be explored throughout the film's narrative. 

Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle

The footage appears to establish that there is already a shared history between the characters, and it will be interesting to find out how much of their past are intertwined. It is also possible that Catwoman will find out Batman's real identity in the film, thus changing their bond in a potential sequel down the line. 

Robert Pattinson as Batman

Meanwhile, the trailer opens with the iconic question mark from the Riddler, with Paul Dano's DCEU villain being apprehended by Gotham PD led by Jeffrey Wright's Jim Gordon. It is unknown why Edward Nygma decided to get caught, but it's reasonable to assume that this was done on purpose for him to have a face-to-face meeting with the Dark Knight. 

That tidbit alone essentially shows off the Riddler's manipulative tendencies, making him a dangerous foe for this new iteration of Gotham's vigilante. 

Another villain that took the spotlight in the trailer is Colin Farrell's Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin. Farrel previously revealed that he will only be in "five or six scenes" in the movie, but this new footage essentially confirms that he will play a substantial part in the narrative. 

There is a chance that The Batman will set up Penguin as the main villain in a potential sequel, and the pair's showdown in the film is the first of many. 

Andy Serkis' Alfred Pennyworth is also featured for the first time, and the butler appears to be upfront when it comes to telling Bruce about his missteps during his second year of duty as Gotham's protector. This goes to hint that the pair could have intense confrontations in the Batcave, and it will be interesting to find out how it will be showcased in the film. 

Throughout the trailer, it's worth pointing out that the cinematography is topnotch, as evidenced by the different shots that were unveiled such as Selina and Bruce's moment on the rooftop and the final upside-down angle as Batman approaches Penguin's car. 

All in all, The Batman seems poised to reveal a brutal and violent cinematic adventure for the World's Greatest Detective. 

The Batman is set to premiere in theaters on March 4, 2022. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.